With the recent announcement of the proposed MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) rules, health care payment reform is moving full steam ahead, away from the fee-for-service model we have all grown accustomed to and towards new, value-based payment models.
HealthInsight strives to keep our communities, stakeholders and local providers up-to-date on the issues that matter to them, and payment reform is no exception. It's not only important for providers to know how these changes impact them, but it's also important for patient's to understand that the way health care is received and paid for care is changing. Here at HealthInsight are working on many activities to help our communities thrive under the emerging models.
We work directly with providers in our communities, providing support through our Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIO) contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including helping to enroll eligible practices into the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPI) and other contracts. We align our efforts to support practices in adopting changes to be ready for new payment model and are seeking funding to help both large and small practices be ready for MACRA when the first measurement period starts in 2017.